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Verizon Fios router connecting wirelessly to my WGT624 Netgear Wireless Router

Question: Verizon Fios router connecting wirelessly to my WGT624 Netgear Wireless Router

I have been trying to find a way to connect, forward the signal, recieve the signal from my Verizon Fios wireless router up to my WGT624 V3 Netgear router.

Is there a way that I can modify my wirless port on my Netgear to recieve a signal wirelessly from my Verizon Wireless router?

My Neighbor did it once with another wireless router, but he can not remember how he did it. I am thinking it had something to do with the Firmware.

If anyone can help me with this that would be great.

I'm basically trying to push the wireless signal from my Verizon router in my basement, up to my wireless Netgear router which is recieving the signal on the main level so that I can plug my wired (non wireless) laptop into the ethernet port which is receiving wireless signal from the Verizon router in the basement in order to gain access to the internet.

Can this be done with the equipment listed above and or some additional firmware and configuration?

Thank you for all your assistance on this in advance.


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What does one do when Verizon says to contact the router manufacturer, and the router manufacturer says to contact the DSL provider?!

Before trying to setup my daughter's desktop computer (Windows XP Home and a Netgear WG311 wireless card) as a wireless connection to the WGT624 using Verizon DSL (she has a phone jack in one room, but wants to use the computer in another room), I contacted Netgear support to see if this was feasible.

No problem they said, but that in order to do the initial setup on the router I should be connected to the router. Not a problem either, since I simply connected my laptop to the router and had easy access to the router setup. Don't know what I did the other day, but did in fact have her connected; as long as the computer remained on, she was connected. However, she called the other night to say that upon booting up her computer, she had no connectivity (though the connection between her Netgear WG311 card and the WGT624 router was excellent, according to the icon in her taskbar tray).

The challenge is know WHAT bits of information in the WGT624 setup need to be completed, and WHAT the values should be. I am currently connected at home to Comcast broadband and have a wireless network working just fine. I suspect there may be a field or two that need information for the DSL to function properly that I didn't have to provide for the Comcast setup.

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My existing home network is an Actiontec M1424WR router/firewall/wirless acess point and a few computers connected via ethernet or wireless-g. I bought a used Linksys WRT54GS version 4. I'd like to extend the network out to my garage via wireless so I can connect a computer via ethernet to the Linksys. I'm trying to avoid running a 50 foot ethernet cable through my home. Here is a diagram of what I'm attempting:

[ISP] -----(fios)-----[Actiontec M1424WR] ----(wireless g)----[Linsys WRT54GSv4]-----(ethernet)----[computer in garage]

I want the Actiontec router to do all the DHCP/DNS/NAT and have the Linksys router to simply relay all the communications wirelessly between it and the Actiontec. I'm working my way through Networking for Dummies but this specific setup isn't expressly covered in the book or in the manuals for these devices. Any help is much appreciated.

Answer:wirelessly connecting verizon Actiontec router to a Linksys router

I don't think that will work with the standard software. There is a site that has a project to load a linux os into the Linksys box to make it a repeater. It may be worth checking out.

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Answer:FIOS router issue connecting wirelessly?

Reconfigure your wireless router with new wireless WEP or WPA. Restart everything. Reconnect with new keys. In that order. see if it works.

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ok guys, i've been pretty pleased with this router. but 1 thing i HATE about it and can't seem to figure out how to fix it is, everytime i recieve a call it would disc sometimes. but if the phone is near the router it will definitely disc. does anyone kno how to stop this? im a advid gamer and this really ticks me off. when i call out it never discs tho. this is due to interference i believe, since i use cordless phones in my home. any advice would be appreciated.


Answer:WGT624 NetGear wireless router...

Check the operating frequency of the router and the wireless phones. Now, I know that 2.5Ghz on a router is different than 2.4Ghz on a phone, BUT harmonic resonance does cause problems sometimes.

I have seen wierder things.

Good Luck.

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Hi. Need a lot of help here please......
Let me quickly describe the situation.

I have an ADSL broadband router.
I have recently purchased a NETGEAR WGT 624 wirless router so that I can connect laptops to our network.

Following advice posted on this site previously, I have use lan cable to connect the ADSL router to the netgear. I somehow managed to turn off the DHCP server and have set a static address. I have no idea how i did this or what the static address is, as I fiddled a lot and somehow got it to work.

As I sit here my laptop is able to connect to the wireless network and pick up the network called NETGEAR. It is only a local connection however and does not pickup the internet.
If I plug in a lan cable from the NETGEAR to the laptop, I then have internet connectivety.

The main problem is I have no idea how to configure the netgear router. The manual says:

To log into your router after you have configured your router, do the following:
1. Type in the address field of Internet Explorer or Netscape®
When prompted, enter admin for the router user name and password for the router password,
both in lower case letters (or enter the password you chose if you changed it during the setup
in “Initial Configuration” on page 3-2).
Note: The router user name and password are not the same as any user name or password you
may use to log in to your Internet connection.

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Answer:Configure Netgear WGT624 wireless router

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When setting up port fowarding it never tells you if you need to set up UDP or TCP or both. Does any one use P2P networks or xbox with this router. Using P2P it doesn't seem to download as fast as it does without the router connected. More noticable on kazaa. Does TCP allow others to connect to your machine on P2P, or is that what UDP is for. Also if anyone is using this router can you tell me what port forwarding settings you use.

Answer:WGT624 Netgear Wireless Firewall Router

Is there any way of disabling the routers firewall?

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I have the netgear wireless G router with 4 ports and the linksys 4 port routers connected together. The Netgear has DHCP "on" and the Linksys has DHCP "off". Linksys IP: Subnet: and Netgear IP: Subnet: . I have a CAT 5 cable connected to Port 4 of the netgear to the linksys port 4 on the routers. I did verify that there is connection on both ends. The internet works through the netgear and linksys routers. For the linksys and netgear settings, Do i need the RIP protocol on for the dynamic routing to work? What else am i missing?????

Thx...please help

Answer:Netgear WGT624 wireless G and Linksys 4 port router problem?

What is it that you're trying to accomplish with the 2 routers?

Use the Netgear as your wired and wireless router.

I would take Linksys over Netgear though.

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if so, how?

the SMC has a WAN ethernet port and if i plug in a cable from the cisco, everything works fine
i can not find anywhere in the setup of the SMC an option for a wireless WAN connection
is the wireless only for the LAN side?

if anyone knows something about this any input would be appreciated

Answer:connecting a wirelss router to another wireless router wirelessly

and welcome to the Forum

Does the SMC have a setting to act as a bridge or client?

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I can get internet through the hard wire connection. I have the Netgear modem hooked up to the "internet" port of the WRT160N router, and the computer is connected to one of the four ethernet ports on the back of the router. I can access both router and modem setup pages using this setup. The Netgear modem is set up for DHCP server, PPPoA encapsulation, and gets its DNS address dynamically from the ISP. The WRT160N is also set up for automatic DHCP configuration. These are the settings given by running each set up wizard, and this has set me up for some DHCP conflicts.

I think that setting up a dual modem/router in transparent bridging mode (PPPoE) in theory turns off the DHCP, allowing the WRT160N to handle DHCP, but I have no luck even getting my hard-wired internet connection to work if I switch from PPPoA to PPPoE mode. Even if I cut the WRT160N out of the loop and connect the computer direct to the DM111PSP. No internet,... Read more

Answer:Connecting WRT160N v2 wireless router to Netgear DM111PSP router/modem

Netgear DM111PSP v2 router/modem.Click to expand...

ifthis is a router then you need to connect the other two routers using their LAN inputs NOT the WAN/internet - unless you set the DM111PSP to bridge mode
you may have already covered the below - but check
see here

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together
From a John Will Post

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

C... Read more

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Answer:Hey -- Need help with WGT624 NetGear router


It's on the website if you don't have a paper copy.

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it should do my netgear router did not appear to notice any difference when I changed from xp 32bit to xp 64bit

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Hi everyone,

I have a Netgear WGT624v3 router that came with the WG111T 108MBPS Wireless USB adapter. I noticed that my connection keeps dropping on it and I cannot understand why.

My question is, I have a laptop downstairs close to the modem and router, so I wondered if I could connect my laptop to the internet through my wireless router using wires and take the USB adapter to my PC upstairs to get it on the net?

I have tried connecting the modem to the router and then running a wire from the router into my laptop, but it doesn't seem to create a connection although it says on my laptop that it is connected. Can I do this?


Answer:Netgear WGT624 Router

gazsharpe101 said:

Hi everyone,

I have a Netgear WGT624v3 router that came with the WG111T 108MBPS Wireless USB adapter. I noticed that my connection keeps dropping on it and I cannot understand why.Click to expand...

First step is to change channels on the router to see if that helps.

My question is, I have a laptop downstairs close to the modem and router, so I wondered if I could connect my laptop to the internet through my wireless router using wires and take the USB adapter to my PC upstairs to get it on the net?Click to expand...

Yep, wired or wireless is an option for any machine that has both capabilities.

I have tried connecting the modem to the router and then running a wire from the router into my laptop, but it doesn't seem to create a connection although it says on my laptop that it is connected. Can I do this?Click to expand...

Are you connecting the modem to the WAN/Internet connection of the router? Did you turn off the modem for at least 30 seconds when you changed the attached device or computer?

If the above answers are yes, let's see this for the laptop when you're connected with a wired connection.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

Type the following command:


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to tra... Read more

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Answer:adding a Netgear router to my Verizon moden/router

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Is wireless not noticeable in lag for fast paced fps games these days, so there's no advantage to plug the connection directly into the pc?

And what is a good usb wireless receiver to get for my pc if I do need one?

Thanks for any info.

Answer:Verizon FIOS and their "free" wireless router

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I thought this would go without a hitch as they are same brand, look just alike, connections, etc.

However, this is not the case.

I hooked everything up as needed to be, and I thought things were going well. Boy was I wrong. After everything was hooked up, the lights on the modem were correct, the lights on the new router, showed internet connection, recognized the first computer I had hooked up, and sure enough when turned on the computer, there was the internet. Well, I then logged into the new router using the address they gave Well it appeared to log into the setup screen. WOW. Well the first thing that happened, was it asked to check for firmware upgrades. Well I clicked sure, and it appeared to be getting them. But that's when things started falling apart. At the end, it gave the ominous message. "Upgrade failed". Well I thought this wasn't good, but went on to the router setup screen. I set everything up, just as set up on my other router. Everything is pretty much gotten automatically from my service, requires no login, etc. so this i... Read more

Answer:Problem with Netgear WGT624 Router

I upgraded form the RP614 to the WGR614 and had no difficulties.

The firmwire upgrade failure is a worry. Although a check is only a check, normally - if an upgrade was detected - you have to download it and then you would have to actually actively give give the command to commence upgrade (certainly this is the case on the RP614 and WGR614).

Have you tried a hardware reset depressing the recessed button on the back of the router for 10-15 seconds (reset to factory defaults)?

If you can't get it back up after that it could be the router was left in an indeterminate state during/after the firmware upgrade in which case a retrun to Netgear may be the only option.

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Hey guys. I've been unsucessful in doing this so I'll try to explain.

I have a seperate N router that I want to use as my router. It's currently set up as while the Verizon router is on . Anything hardwired to 2.1, none of the port forwarding works.

Is there an easier way to do this? Can I open all the ports from the Verizon router to allow it to be managed with my router?

Answer:Using own router with Verizon Fios

Option 1: Assuming you use MoCA (coax WAN port) Turn on RFC Bridging mode on the VZ router and plug your personal router into the VZ router.

Option 2: Ask VZ to switch your WAN to the ethernet port in the ONT and then plug your router's WAN straight into this ethernet port.

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I've updated to the latest router firmware, and I've checked the Netgear website, this forum and the wider web for ideas, but have found nothing useful.

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Answer:Strange thing with Netgear WGT624 Router..please help.

Does the same thing happen when your not using the router?

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Answer:Verizon FIOS router replacement

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Answer:connecting to my netgear wireless router

It should be http : // without the spaces or click here you don't have a colon in your example.

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What are you entering as the subnet mask?
Are you sure you are putting it in the WAN settings and not the LAN settings?

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I wonder if there's any way to add a USB printer to the Verizon router that would allow all computers on the network to print from it. On the new verizon fios router there is only ethernet connections. I could of course get a network printe, but for now I wonder if there's some way to turn a USB into an ethernet connection. I've got Macs and the Airport had a USB connector that allowed this, but I wonder if this is possible w/o using Airport.

Answer:USB printing and verizon fios modem/router

Ethernet print server; for example:

Caution: some printers are not compatible with a print server.

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WAN light *not* on. I'm unable to correct the type in the subject line and it's bugging me.
So, anyways... This has stumped all the networking people that I've talked to....

I'm working from home starting Monday. I am connecting a Verizon Fios router -> Cisco VPN Router -> Cisco IP phone -> PC.

At first, the WAN light was on and flashing, but it wasn't getting a local IP. We were stumped, found out it wasn't configured (they didn't save the changes apparently) and took it back to be configured properly.

Got it back and now we're getting a local IP from the Cisco router itself...but the WAN light does not come on anymore. We've tried using a crossover cable and still don't have any luck. When plugging the cable in initially it sometimes will light up and flash for a few seconds but then lose the connection and turn off.

My home PC is getting a fine connection through just the Verizon Fios router.

Can anyone assist me with this or tell me where we can look? I only have until Sunday evening to get this resolved by myself (the networking guys at my company were no real help.)

By the way I am unable to configure it myself due to security company won't give me the password to the router. However I can bring it back if changes need to be made.

If more information is needed please ask..I'm sort of a noob to networking but I can get the info you need.

Answer:Cisco VPN Router to Verizon Fios...WAN light no on.

What is the model of the Cisco router? Without having access to the configuration mode of the router is not going to get you far in troubleshooting the issue. The WAN port not coming up could be a number of things. If you had access to the configuration mode of the router you could take a look at the configuration and see if the network guys forgot to turn on the port with a no shut command. If that wasn't the problem, you could then look at the port itself to see if there are any errors by issuing a sho int fa0/0 assuming this port is a fast ethernet port.

How is your Verizon router configured? Is it acting as a full router? When you plug your PC into the Verizon router, what IP do you get? Is the Verizon router configured to be a DHCP server?

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well right now i am using a pc but i am getting a laptop soon and i will need wireless connection. can i buy a wireless router from lets say Walmart or best buy and install it myself?
if so can you tell me how to do this in "Beginners language" lol please and thank you

Answer:Connecting a wireless router to my (wired) verizon boradband dsl 6100 modem

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Greetings, My Laptop will not connect to my Netgear Router anymore today. It was working earlier (that's what mum said), and then it wouldn't connect anymore. All I get is the 6 bars that is grey with a yellow sun over it and under the Network Connections it say's its "Attempting to authenticate". I don't know what happen however last night the power went out for a couple of seconds so I don't know if that played a part or not but you can't rule out anything yet. Oh and I did a hard reset on the router and modem. I even went as far as to try advice I found on google but nothing worked. I tried deleting/uninstalling the wireless card under device manager and waited for it to restart but that didn't work. I even tried a system restore and that too didn't work. I also did the whole ipconfig /release, /renew, /flushdns and nothing worked. Before some people ask this question I will answer it: I did connect ethernet cable and it did work just fine. So I'm thinking its more of the wireless card that is messing up or something like that because I can connect using the Ethernet port. I am at a lost of what I can do now. Thanks for the help to all those who reply.

Answer:Wireless connection not connecting to Router (Netgear)

I did another test in which I used a USB Wireless adapter (54Mbps), and It didn't want to connect. So I'm now pretty sure its a Router problem but I don't see how that could be because I did a hard reset and I did backup recovery before I did a reset so I can restore it.

Here is an image from Xiirus Wi-Fi Inspector. Please note I did change the Channel to 8 after I noticed that someone else was also on that channel.

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I just tried updating the firmware on my Netgear WGT624 that I've owned for 1.5 years, it hosed it! According to their web site, the only thing that can be done is either hold the reset button for 30-60 seconds or if that doesn't work, you need to buy a NEW router.

Warranty is only good for one year, now I'm stuck with the cost of having to buy a new router because of owning it 1.5 years. I upgraded with THEIR upgrade, which hosed the router, now they want me to buy a new one. Good way to build those sales numbers I guess. THEIR "upgrade" hosed MY router and I have to pay? I'm not happy about that and I've questioned them on it. Netgear is now deleting my posts because I point out in no uncertain terms that this is...let's say, not right.

I had nothing but problems with the setup since I got it, they would not do anything to fix it. I was constantly losing my connection and having to reboot the router. It was not due to local interference (like a 2.4ghz phone), I believe it was because it would get so hot. Apparently this was a known issue, but Netgear already had our money, so Caveat Emptor seems to be their feeling on the matter.

Thought everyone should know what they'd be dealing with if they have a problem with their Netgear products.


Answer:Solved: **Netgear WGT624 v2 upgrade hoses router permanently**

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Not sure what to expect. Right now we have Verizon DSL. I am not sure what to expect and how will this change things. Is their router wireless? Will they set up my laptop too, or will I have to do that myself?

Answer:Getting Verizon FIOS have 1 desktop 1 laptop do they connect to a router?

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hey guys.... just wondering if anyone can help me.
I've been trying to get my wNetgear wireless router (DG834g v2) to hook up to (RealtekRTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC) cable modem.
Problem is...
-i have no setup cd
-when i try using the setup wizard through it won't recognise the connection and says to check the dsl cable.
I've tried rebooting both routers many times and restarting the computor.
Also tried reconfiguring manually by going through the step by step instructions on the right of setup page.
Still no go.
Sometimes it will connect when it's plugged straight into comp others i have to switch it back to normal cable router to get internet.
I can't help but think if i had the set up disc i would be ok??
If anyone has a magic remedy i'd really appreciate the help.
Thanks for reading guys!

Answer:connecting netgear wireless router to cable modem

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I have a desktop pc connected to a Netgear wireless router.I have just purchased a Dell laptop, running Vista, and am trying to connect this to the router.I am asked for the corresponding SSID and Passphrase.I have entered the SSID alright, but it will not accept the passphrase.Can anyone help?(I have contacted Netgear to see if the passphrase has been changed, but have yet to get a response).Thanks in advance

Answer:Connecting Dell laptop to Netgear wireless router

On the desktop connect the computer to the router by the Ethernet cable, now type into a browser window. If asked for a user name and password use admin and password. In the left pane look for a section named wireless or similar wording (I can?t remember the exact wording). You should be able to see the SSID and the WEP/WPA key. Make a note of both of them.On the Vista laptop go to Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Set up a Connection or Network (in the left pane) > Manually Connect > Next. Now type in the Network Name (SSID), select Security Type and type in the WEP/WPA key. There is more chance of a reliable connection if the key is typed in hexadecimal rather than as ASCII characters. You may also want to tick ?Start this connection automatically? and ?Connect even if the network??? > Next. Lastly click ?Connect to? and you should connect to the network.

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Hi, guys. I just received my Netgear WGT624 Super G Router. I connected the router to the desktop and I'm able to connect to internet. However I can't figure out how to connect my laptop wirelessly to the network. Desktop runs XP pro and laptop runs XP Home. Laptop has 54g 802.11b/g WLAN with 125HSM/SpeedBooster. My laptop doesn't recognize the wireless connection. What do I do? I tried to read the forum but I'm too newbie to figure out what anybody's talking about. Please help! Thanks!!!

Answer:Complete newbie setting up network with Netgear WGT624 Super G router

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In an effort to boost the Internet Speed for my wireless devices in my house I upgraded my Verizon FIOS router to their Advanced Router. I had noticed that all of my Wireless Devices were unable to get any more speed than 25/25, when I get 75/35 to my home. I discovered that my router was the issue. So I upgraded and was instantly able to reconnect all of my wireless devices and laptops without any issue, except my Lenovo Yoga 13. It kept getting an error that it could not login to the SSID I would give it. It would see it, but when I put in the password it would fail to connect andd give me a message indicating the same. So I thought I may need to download a newer driver. The Yoga would still attach to my hotspot, so I downloaded the latest WLAN driver. It still would not work, but I notced that it did not dump the old driver, so I deleted it and then I could not attach at all to anything. So I used another unit downloaded all off the WIreless and Bluetooth drivers I could find on the Lenovo site for Windows 8.1 and loaded them back up. I am now able to login to my new router but I get worse speeds than I did before. Now I get 10/20. But I also saw that there are now a bunch of bluetooth and wireless drivers in loaded in control panel, so before I delete any, do I need them all? Are they stepping on each other? What ones are definitely needed? Has anyone gotten anymore than 25/25 out of the Lenovo drivers? And did they ever succeed in hooking it up to a Verizon FIOS Advanced... Read more

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I have a setup with two Comcast modems, to acommodate both Internet and telephone service. The Comcast cable goes into a signal splitter. Then one cable goes into a larger modem (Arris Model TM502G), which has 8 lights (power/ds/us/online/link/telephone 1/telephone 2/battery). There is an available, currently-unused ethernet connection on the back. The other cable line goes to a smaller modem (Cisco DPC3000) which has 5 lights (a blinking link/online/us/de/power). An ethernet connection in the back goes to my computer, providing Internet service.

I purchased a Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Gigayte Router (WNDR 3700). Can anyone explain to me how I can hook it up with this setup?


Answer:Connecting Netgear wireless router to dual comcast modems

The ethernet cable from the Cisco DPC3000 (which is currently going to your PC), connect from the Cisco into the WAN port of the Router. You then connect a cable from the Router/switch (ie: LAN port) to your PC.

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How do you connect two routers together to increase signal through the whole house? I am trying to use the n300 as my main router (its hooked to cable modem) and use the 2wire as an access point. The two are connected by a known good ethernet cable.



Answer:Connecting netgear n300 router to 2wire 2701 router

JohnWill's procedure (Aug. 30, 2008) for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. [You will not need a cross-over cable if one of the "routers" is a computer.] Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NA... Read more

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I was told when I purchased my router that I would be able to connect my printer through it when I finally bought a laptop. Ive recently purchased a Dell laptop and I can figure out how to it set up to print wirelessly. Please give me some ideas!!!

Answer:Connecting a Lexmark X5850 printer through my Netgear N600 wireless router

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Using a HP notebook with Vista basic and am unable to connect to the wireless network. The computer can pick up the router but will not connect. This is a connection in a flat but it is un-authenticated. At the moment I am connecting using 3G mobile internet.
Microsoft Windows [Version 6.0.6001]
Copyright (c) 2006 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : bagseye-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

PPP adapter 1.3G:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : 1.3G
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DNS Servers . . . . . . . . . . . :
Primary WINS Server . . . . . . . :
Secondary WINS Server . . . . . . :
NetBIOS over Tcpip. . . . . . . . : Disabled

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-24-2B-17-C1-C3
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . .... Read more

Answer:Solved: Netgear DG834PN wireless router not connecting on Vista basic

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I have a Netgear WGR614 v6 Wireless Router. I recently tried to update the firmware to Version 2.0.19_1.0.19 ( At that website it gives step by step directions on how to download and load the firmware update.
1. I opened a Web browser.
2. Accessed the router (
3. Logged in the router (User Name = admin and Password = password
4. Wrote down all settings that you entered when previously configuring. (Usually this includes information such as ISP configuration and wireless security settings.)
5. Downloaded the file from the North America.
6. In the web browser of > Under Maintenance > click Router Upgrade.
7. Clicked Browse and locate the firmware upgrade file and selected the file I just downloaded.
8. Clicked Upload.
9. Waited for the router to reboot.
10. Under Maintenance, click Settings Backup, then click Erase.

Then this is where I started to have problems, the remaining steps I need to follow are:
11. Wait one minute for the router to reboot.
12. Manually enter the configuration information you wrote down in Step 4. Use the Smartwizard, or manually configure as shown in the box below.
If the router has problems, repeat the whole procedure, Steps 1-12.

The problem I am experiencing is after step #10, I am not sure what to do. I waited one minute and nothing happened. Then I am not sure where to enter the configuration information. I tried going to the original site... Read more

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I recently moved from a Verizon fios area to a Verizon DSL area. I was able to keep the Actiontec MI424WR router. Is it possible to use this router as a wireless router connected to my DSL modem?

Answer:Using fios router as a standard wireless router

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I'm having a little trouble getting my network to operate as needed and I'm at a loss of where to go.

I have an Actiontec MI424-WR Rev. D wireless router/modem where my FiOS connection comes in. I wanted to expand my wired options with a Netgear FSV318 Router my dad gave me.

I have a crossover cable going from the Internet/WAN port of the Netgear to one of the LAN jacks on the Actiontec unit. I currently have only one wired connection on the Netgear, my main box running Windows 7. Before this machine was able to see all PCs on the network. Now, I can't see them. Somehow, I'm able to see my FreeNAS box that is a wired connection to the Actiontec and connect to it with GoSync, but it doesn't always show up on the network. I also sometimes see my wife's box running Win7. I can ping and receive a reply just fine.

I've set the Netgear to as much automatic IP/etc as I can and have enabled UPnP for it's LAN ports.

I'm not sure what the hell I'm doing, and it's getting sorta frustrating. I think I'm pretty close, but I don't know what setting I need to update to make this work.

Answer:FiOS wireless router + second router, not seeing all PCs on network

On the netgear you disable DHCP and connect the FIOS router to one of the switch ports on your netgear, NOT the WAN port.

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I've just purchased a Netgear N150 usb wireless adapter to use with my DGN1000 wireless ADSL2+ modem router,
I can access the router's web-based interface wirelessly and wireless networks are visible from the Control Panels Manage Wireless Networks but I can't connect to the internet even though my wired connection works, I have no SP installed on my x64 bit OS.

My ISP's technical support couldn't help, the problem doesn't appear to be the signal strength or the wireless network mode which I have configured as 802.11g or 802.11b, do I need to tweak my routers wireless settings in some way or this is an OS issue?

Answer:Can connect wirelessly to Netgear router but not to the Internet

Are you saying you don't have SP2 installed? If not, you should install SP1 and then SP2 before trying to troubleshoot the problem you described.

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Verizon DSL modem is connected, it gets an IP from Verizon 74.x.x.x and it also gives an internal IP as well so that you can connect to the interface

So I connect a plain jane 4 port router and change the IP address to and internet great good shazaam on all computers.

Then I connect a Netgear wireless router to one of the LAN ports on the first router (it's upstairs in a separate house) and I should then disable DHCP and give the netgear an IP of right? Well, once I change the IP of the Netgear, it reboots and I am not able to connect to the router using and I have to hard reset it.

Am I missing a step here?

Answer:Verizon DSL modem --> router--> wireless

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I just recently setup my Netgear WGT624v3 router at my house. I updated all the drivers on the router and everyone in my house is having the same problems wirelessly. A wired connection works fine.

Ok so the problem is this, my connection speed seems great when I'm not doing anything, it sits at 54mbps. Then once I try to look at a website or play a online game the connection gets really slow and goes down to a 1Mbps speed. I feel like I've tried everything and netgear support is no support at all. They're only suggestions were firmware and reconnecting the router and such. Any help is appreciated, let me know if you need any more information.

I should also mention I'm using a Netgear - WG111v2 usb adapter and my roommates are all using internal wireless adapters. My computer is only around 15 feet from the router the others are a little further.

Answer:Problems with WGT624 wireless router

what version of the firmware are you running? i have the same model, and am running the V2.0.10_1.0.1NA version.

there may be a bug with the latest firmware for its wireless driver. try rolling back to a previous firmware, do a hard reset, then put the router within line-of-sight of the wireless device, and try to reproduce the problem.

netgear's forums may also have some info for the firmware version you are running.

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I changed internet companies. I had comcast and went to verizon. I have a Westell modem model 6100G and a netgear wireless router model number WGR614 v5. I need help connecting the two. I can get the internet through just the modem..but not wen I hook it up with the please Heidi

Answer:how to connect netgear router to verizon dsl modem

Hierhaps this link can help.

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Hi all,

I am new to TechSpot. Actually, I need some help setting up my wireless network at home. currently, I am using Dlink 502T DSL router for internet and trying to connect the Dlink router to Netgear wireless router WGR614 for wirelss internet connection to other PC's. Could anybody please tell me how to connect these routers. I am trying to connect Dlink with netgear but i am unable to configure the same. When i use Dlink router directly with the PC, my internet works fine but when i try to use netgear inbetween Dlink router and a PC, my internet stops working. Please suggest. I want to distribute internet to my other computer thru netgear wireless router. please help...


Answer:how to configure Dlink ADSL router and Netgear Wireless router for internet distrib

Ndhingra said:

Hi all,

I am new to TechSpot. Actually, I need some help setting up my wireless network at home. currently, I am using Dlink 502T DSL router for internet and trying to connect the Dlink router to Netgear wireless router WGR614 for wirelss internet connection to other PC's. Could anybody please tell me how to connect these routers. I am trying to connect Dlink with netgear but i am unable to configure the same. When i use Dlink router directly with the PC, my internet works fine but when i try to use netgear inbetween Dlink router and a PC, my internet stops working. Please suggest. I want to distribute internet to my other computer thru netgear wireless router. please help...

ndhingra to expand...

The easiest way is to run the CD that should have come with the Router, if you havent got it then you will have to configure it manually.

Full instructions can be found on the netgear website here.


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So here is my case:


Verizon's Westell 6100:
Modem/Router, provides 1 incoming address (provided by VZ) and provides 1 internal address (

Netgear Wireless Router WGT624 v4:
Wireless Router, accepts and provides 10.0.0.X wired and wirelessly.

Although Verizon's Router indicates that it is on Bridge mode, the damn thing isnt. I thought the main concept of bridging was to become practically invisible and automatically reroute all traffic to the next device, which is what I want.
I want to ultimately use the Netgear device to set all my rules and settings, instead, I have to do it on both.
For instance, Xbox Live is not working 100% properly. I can only play video games without being able to join specific games, or perform any in-game video/voice chat.

I have tried NATing the device. No luck.
I have also tried setting the Netgear device as a Wireless Base Station. Either way, I just would like to have my network ignore 1 device, and have the second one invisibly reroute all the access.

Is that possible? Could you please help?

Thanks to all!

Answer:Netgear Wireless Router and Westell Modem + Router = Routed Bridge failure

Well, since the "modem" is supplying a private IP address, it's obvious that it's not in bridge mode, that can only happen with a NAT layer, aka a router.

Try this solution to configure it for bridge mode, direct from Verizon:

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Hi there,

It's my first time on this forum so would be delighted if anyone could help me PLEASE! I have just bought a brand new Sony Vaio laptop VPCEH2. I have tried to connect wirelessly to my Netgear router (DG934G). The router and broadband is supplied by Sky. The laptop is running Windows 7. The router is sending a wireless sending fine to our desktop and two smartphones but the Vaio is unable to connect.

The Vaio finds the signal which is says is excellent but does not connect. Using an ethernet cable the internet connection is fine. I have been on the phone to Sky for nearly 2 hours across two nights and they have given up. We have tried setting up a new router password, disconnecting and reconnecting, establishing a connection in the Network and Sharing Cente using WPA security with no joy. I asked them if the router needed a firmware upgrade for Windows 7 and they were adamant that it did not - the firmware version is currently V2.02.44. I have checked the Windows 7 compatibility listings for Netgear routers but couldn't find the DG934G (or the DG834GT - which I believe is a newer version), listed.

The funny thing is that when Sky did help me to create a wireless connection in the sharing centre is did work for around 30 seconds where I was able to access around 5/6 webpages. The browser then stopped working and the connection was lost (with yellow warning triangle across the signal to bottom right of screen).

I see literally hundreds of people on the in... Read more

Answer:Sony Vaio can not connect wirelessly to Netgear router

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I have had this router for a few years and I have just moved it to the right place in the house, namely connected to the main phone socket... The desktop connected to the router via an ethernet cable is doing fine... Before I moved the router, my 2 wireless laptops were connecting fine as well... since I did this, they first showed limited connectivity, so I set the IP addresses up manually... they are now connecting to the network/router wirelessly, but I cannot connect to the internet; when I try to open Mozilla or Explorer, I get the message "server not found"... I tried everything, restarted the router, rebooted my laptops, but no luck... My operating system is Windows XP family on the desktop and Professional SP2 on the laptops ... any ideas would be welcome...
Thank you...

Answer:Have a Netgear DG834G router and cannot connect wirelessly to internet...

so I set the IP addresses up manually... they are now connecting to the network/router wirelesslyClick to expand...

By "connecting" do you mean simply broadcasting on the same channel, or do you mean actually communicating with the router (confirmed by ping or accessing the configuration pages)?

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I recently bought a practically brand new HP LJ P1006 with an extra brand new HP brand toner cartridge for $1 at a local auction. I have tested it, and it works perfectly, so all is fine there. I would like to know if it is possible to print wirelessly to it at all. I do not have it hooked up to a computer right now, we only have two laptops, so there is not a desktop to have it hooked up to in order to put it on a home network (I believe that is how that works).

I do have a Netgear N300 router with a USB port however, and I was thinking I may be able to do something there.

Is it possible to hook this printer into my router via USB and then be able to print to it from our latptops? If so, how would we go about setting that up to do so? Thanks a great deal in advance for any help you may be able to offer!

Answer:Can I print from my HP LJ P1006 wirelessly via hookup to my Netgear N300 Router?

Hmm. LMGTFY. First link. Second page on that link, right side.

Google is your friend.

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After a series of computer and network failures, mostly due to electrical storms and electrical contractors, I decided to upgrade my old Netgear router to a new Netgear Wireless-N router.

I have used Network Magic to manage my networked computers and when I decided to upgrade NM, the new version didn't support my old router. So, it seemed like an all over upgrade/update was in order.

What should have been a simple process-- turn everything off, disconnect the old router, replace it with the new router, and go through the set up process (cable modem on, then router on, etc.) has turned into a mystery.

I used the Netgear startup wizard, followed step by step (more than once) and each time I got to the last part of the process, it stalled saying "No Router Found."
It was only after several unsuccessful attempts, that I decided to open my control panel and check things out. Network Connections showed my status as "connected," so I opened my browser and found that I am able to connect to the internet.

What I have not been able to do is to set up my network, network security, etc. I tried to initiate Network Magic for set up, with the same results-- "no router found."

Anyone know what I have going on here? Am I only connected through the LAN connection, perhaps?

To make matters further complicated, my phone service is Vonage, VOIP, and the Vonage device has failed, so I'm waiting for the new one to arrive...can... Read more

Answer:Replacing Netgear wireless router - router not found

let's establish what IS working and then deal with Network Macgic

I assume these simple tests all work:
ping the router address using the ip address
nslookup returns an ip address (notice the period after .com)
ping works
and tracert works also
and your browser has no problems (just the be sure)

Here is what I see; I assume you have everything EXCEPT the router

Uploaded with

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I'd appreciate any assistance with setting this up.

I have two wired computers sharing internet connection and files via a Netgear RP614 router. Absolutely no problems.

I ordered a new Dell laptop and in anticipation of that, I purchased a Netgear WGT624 Wireless Router. That came first so I tried to set it up. I installed the new router using the setup wizard that came with it. The pc connects perfectly to the internet.

The problem is with the second computer. I feel like I missed a step because I simply plugged the cable into a port in the router and into the back of the 2nd pc expecting it to then be able to connect to the internet. No such luck. In fact, the light doesn't even go on when I plug it into the router.

Can someone tell me what I am forgetting to do?

Thanks in advance.


Edited to add: Today my laptop came. I plugged it into the new router and it works (wired) perfectly. Does this tell me that the old cable for the 2nd computer just won't work with the new router? I took everything apart and put the old Netgear router back and the 2nd computer works fine. It's very confusing.

Answer:Solved: Switching From RP614 to WGT624 Wireless Router

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I am trying to connect to a belkin router using a D-Link Air Plus external antenna, and my machine runs on xp, but when i type in the network key and click ok, it gives me a error message that says "The network password needs to be 40bits or 140bits depending on your network configuration. This can be entered as 5 or 13 ascii characters or 10 or 26 hexidecimal characters." and how do i fix it?

Thank you

Answer:Need help with connecting wirelessly to router

Remove all the stored wireless network profiles and search for the network again. Here's How to Remove Stored Wireless Network Profiles for XP, Vista, and Windows 7

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We have cox internet with a motorola modem and a netgear router

Recently it has been acting up with quick random drops of internet and sometimes slow page loads, it works but its just so intermittent

Anywho i finally got annoyed and tried logging into the router but it brings me to a verizon page which is so strange as we do not have verizon

Before i do a factory reset on the router i wanted to check how in the heck this even happened

YES i am connected to my network and not another wifi

Answer:STRANGEST Router error ever, verizon login with netgear 3700

If I had that problem the first thing I would do is give my ISP a call in your case that is Cox. They might be using equipment or services from Verzon.

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As the title describes im trying to use my old router that i had which would work perfectly fine but ever since i got this new fios from verizon i cant seem to get it to work i do everything it tells me to.. ive even been on the phone with d-links tech support and they dont know what to do so if anyone could help i would be grateful

right now i can seem to identify the problem


Connection Type : DHCP Client
Cable Status : Connected
Network Status : Establishing (please wait...)
Connection Up Time : N/A

Authentication & Security : N/A
IP Address :
Subnet Mask :
Default Gateway :
Primary DNS Server :
Secondary DNS Server :
Bigpond Server : Disabled

before when i was on comcast the network status was normal and to get that i needed to reset the modem but for fios there is no modem so any input to help me with my problem will help

Answer:Trouble connecting D-link dgl-4100 router to new fios internet

try unplugging the modem from the router, then reset the modem. once the modem has returned to a working state (you can tell by the indicator LEDs), plug it back in to the router. usually this clears up problems of this nature, but if you miss a setting somewhere it will never work.

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I've got a problem with my NETGEAR DG834G router in that it works via ethernet cables with the laptop, however whenever I try to connect to it wirelessly it doesn't show up in the available networks lists. (I've also tried to find it with my blackberry but have the same issue - several other local wireless networks are shown so I don't think it's an issue with laptop / phone).

I've downloaded the latest firmware, and have held in the button at the back of the router to re-set it. I've tried disabling any protection in the router admin pages ( and this rarely works but has on a few occasions, but then stops after about 2 minutes, and then you wont be able to find the network wirelessly no matter what you do.

I've got windows vista on the laptop - don't know if this makes any difference?

Answer:NETGEAR DG834G router not broadcasting wirelessly but works with ethernet cable

Hi Mate,

Double check that you have the most upto date firmware installed and that it is correct for your router.

I know you said you have already done this, but double check what version the router is, from memory I recall my old one being V4 but foolishly I used the V5 software thinking it was the latest and it caused all kinds of weird sh*t. - So download the latest version of software for your version of the router if that makes sense?

Make sure as a test you have the wireless security set to open for the minute. Change the SSID to something memorable but avoid using "Test".

Download this program it's free and it will give you more indepth information than your Vista or 3rd Party wireless controller e.g. Dell such as what channel it is broadcasting on, accurate signal strength etc, the amount of noise.

Update your drivers for your laptop and try again. If symptoms still persist post back with the following info

- Make and model of laptop, also is it an internal wireless card? I assume so, but if it is an external one tell us the make and model.

- what version of NETGEAR DG834G is it? Look on the bottom, should be V4, V5 or something like that.

- Is it that the actual basestation isn't discoverable? Check that the SSID is actually broadcasting e.g. Wireless Conection (Enabled) or ticked etc.

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My mother borrowed a Laptop from her work and it can't connect to my router.

It can see the Router's name in the list of networks. But after typing the pass phrase, it would say "Unable to connect"
I made sure the Encryption type was correct, and the passphrase.

Ethernet works fine on the other hand.

It can't be my Router, because other laptops connect fine.

I'm thinking this might be happening because the laptop is owned by her work and they may have softwares or drivers that is blocking off my router.

Help would be greatly appreciated because my mother needs to use it to work-at-home tomorrow.

Answer:Laptop not connecting to Router wirelessly

I'm thinking this might be happening because the laptop is owned by her work and they may have softwares or drivers that is blocking off my router.Click to expand...

It may not have - however, it can be difficult for us to support as
1) The IT department may have rules applied that we may overturn
2) Often you do not have Admin Access

having said that - A lot of company laptops I have used and helped with - are able to use any wireless network for VPN access back to the organisation for mobile / Home workers

It maybe that the firewall on the laptop is blocking access

A few things I would try
1) Remove the encrption off your wirless router and see if it connects with no encryption
2) Post an ipconfig /all here - for the PC that works with with wireless and the work PC when trying to connect to wireless

{ipconfig /all}
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all

-> Start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all
post back the results here
TWO Methods to do that - if you cannot access the internet with PC, then use method 2 to copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here

Method ONE -------------------------------------------------------------
start > run {search bar in Vista} > cmd > ipconfig /all

rightclick in the box
select all
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Method TWO -------------------------------------------------------------

Start> Run ... Read more

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I have a Belkin router, but cant seem to connect my laptop wirelessly, the wired network is ok and so is the internet connection please help

Equipment Belkin Router f5d7633
Notebook Adapter fd57011

how can i detect a wirelss network - I havent set any security in the Router

Answer:Connecting To Belkin Router Wirelessly

You probably still need to go in the router setup and configure it.
The router probably came with a disk right? Run that disk (while plugged in to router) and it will get you into setup and run wizards and such.
Basically you will enable the wireless (of course), and set the SSID and security options.

When that is done, you then use your wireless utility on the laptop to search for networks and then try to connect to the one with the SSID you set.
If you set any security or WEP keys or MAC address filtering, you'll have to do more setup. But if you leave it wide open, at first, just to see if you can get in wirelessly.

Anyway, it's a start.

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Can anyone please advise...I have a PC & 3 laptops that are connected to the internet via a Sky Router, one of the laptops & the desktop PC is connected via a Belkin USB adaptors, the other two lap tops have built in wireless. Everything has been working fine for monthes until a few days ago, for some reason the Desktop using the USB adaptor won't let me go on the internet, it says it has "limited or no connectivity". I have re-installed the drivers, tried the other USB adaptor from the laptop, tried to connect using Windows rather than the Belkin set up but nothing seems to work. I also went on line to Belkins website to see if there were any driver updates etc.. I have no problem with any of the other machines & I can connect the PC if I hardwire it straight into the router. The message I get when I click onto the "you have limited or no etc" basically says "This problem occured because the network did not asign a network address to the computor" when I tried the "repair" function I got the message "Windows could not finish repairing the problem because the following action cannot be completed - renewing your IP address"I can't get my head round this as all I did oridinally was run the Belkin CD, plug in the adaptor & connect once I had put my SKY key in...I'm not very IT minded hence I choose the Absolute beginners section.Any help would be apreceiated


Sky Routers can be a bit of a nightmare If you have not already done so power down your router for a few seconds then power it up again this action often fixes connection problems The next problem I see is that you are using the Belkin utility to handle your wireless connection often it is way better to use the wireless zero option built into windows To do this uninstall the belkin utility from add remove programs then unplug the belkin adaptor Reboot the PC once it is fully up to a desktop insert the Belkin CD into the drive but hold down the left shift key to stop it auto running next browse the CD you will see a folder called drivers which contains a sub folder open this shows two more folders you want the one called Win2KXP open it and select the detail view option from the View pull down menu in the toolbar at the top this will show three files the one you want is rt73.inf if you right click on this you will get a option to select Install select this It will not do anything this action just tells windows how to install the driver for the Belkin Do not remove the CD from the drive ,now pluging in the belkin to a USB port will start up the windows installer if prompted choose the automatic install Once it is successfully installed right click on the small monitor Icon down by the clock and choose View Available Networks select yours from the list should bring up a box for you to type in your security code Then it should connect Cheers HC

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Oh just so you know I did just connect just using the Windows Zero Option & it's the same result - only works when the AGV firewall is down..


about an existing problem that is already being dealt with in another thread. The two will become separated quite rapidly, and this one will be meaningless.I'll lock it now, and tell interested readers that they can see the original thread if they click here

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I just want to know if I'm on the right track.  I am connecting  Cisco2821 router to a port on an all in one "verizon modem/router/switch".  Someone told me I have to enter a default route pointing to the verizon all in one. 
However, I don't think that will work because my internal IP addresses are and don't know how Verizons router will router those packets back to me if it's not aware of my networks.  I am assuming I will have to reserve an IP address on verizons
router and statically assign it to mine and then enable NAT?  I am not home to try this but will be getting back home in a few days so I can try it.  If you have any input it would be much appreciated.  Thank you in Advance.

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Hi All

Recently purchased an Amilo Li1718 running Vista Premium. On trying to connect wirelessly to my Netgear WGT624 v3 I can see all the details of my wireless network (signal strength etc.), if I drop the channel number from 13 to 11, and disable WEP, but cannot connect at all no matter what I try.

I have no problems connecting with a different (DELL) laptop running XP and a Belkin wireless adapter, and I can do the same (connect) with the Amilo. However, I'm at a loss to find a reason and resolution to the lack of connection using the Atheros WLAN AR5007EG device which comes with the Amilo - I don't think it's faulty as it "sees" the wireless network, and others, OK

I've updated the Amilo WLAN driver, tried a few registry tweaks etc. etc. etc. but have had no luck at all.

Can anyone offer any advice on how I might be able to get the Amilo to connect to the WGT624? I've posted on other forums (Amilo, Fujitsu-Siemens who make the Amilo) but no luck at all. And this lack of connection problem with Vista to a wireless network seems to be problematic from what I've seen on the web (anyone confirm?).

I can't provide anymore details about the Amilo setup as I'm at work, but could post back later if someone is kind enough to answer this query. Apologies if I've missed something obvious, but I've been trying to connect for 1 week and have had no luck at all.

Answer:Solved: Laptop running Vista premium cannot connect to Netgear router wirelessly

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I just got a linksys wireless router and laptop hp pavillion...
I set up router with my desktop everything works OK.
My laptop detects my network, but will not connect. It will connect if wired.
Sometimes it says that it is connected in the system tray, but not connected when it shows the network...
I spent about 5 hours on the phone yesterday with tech (non) support with both linksys and HP...
I think there's a problem with some setting on my laptop...

Do I need to install the same router software on the laptop too?

I appreciate any ideas...

Answer:Router OK, Network detected...Not connecting wirelessly

no software should be required. however, it is usually recommended that
you WIRE the laptop to the router and config the wireless settings.

save the changes and (if necessary restart the router)

disconnect the cable and enable the wireless adaptor,
click connect on your SSID

you should have a connection.

once it works, I highly recommend going back to the router and
enable encryption and set the key. this will then be required the next
time you connect wirelessly.

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I have an iPad2 and a Belkin F6d4230-4 wireless router. I no longer have a computer. If I reset the router can I setup the network without having to hard-wire the router to a computer first?


Answer:Connecting iPad to Belkin router wirelessly

Mike Smith from the Mike Smith Tech podcast said he had to change the wireless to G only or N only (don't recall which) to get it to work with the iPad2 so that might complicate things...if its broadcasting after reset (another potential complication) its probably set to both if capable.

That's a dice roll there for sure.

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My computer and printer are wireless, and I believe they are capable of being connected directly (wirelessly) without going through a router - but I'm having trouble. My computer has "Intel My WiFi Technology." The My WiFi Help section says that I can create a "personal network" to connect devices, such as a printer, directly to my computer, and that "there is no need for an access point." When I click on "Add New Device" in the My WiFi utility it shows Network Name(SSID) for my computer, the Security (WPA2-Personal) and Encryption (AES) types, and a ridiculously long password. The My WiFi then says to follow the wireless connection instructions for the device to which I'm connecting.

My printer wireless network instructions say to first reset the network settings - which I did. The only wireless network instructions I find are for "Infrastructure Mode" - I don't know what that means, or if that could be my problem. The printer instructions say to go to the WLAN Setup Wizard where it will search for available SSIDs - which I did. My computer's SSID was on there, so I selected it. I selected authentication type "WPA/WPA2-PSK." I selected encryption type "AES." I then entered the long password, and hit a button to apply those settings. The printer spends about a minute trying to connect, then beeps and says "Connection Failed."

Please help. Thanks.

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Alright well my problem is that I have a connection to the internet with my desktop using an ethernet cord, but i am unable to connection with my laptop using wireless. I was able to access it, but I think I may have messed with the settings at some point recently. The linksys technical support can not help me because my router is just barely over 3 years old. What I've done already is reset my router to its default settings. But this caused a new problem. You know in the network and sharing center it shows you a diagram of your pc -> your network -> Intenet. Well the connection from my pc to the network is green but the connection from the network to the internet has a red X on it. However, my desktop is connected to the internet right now. None of the diagnosis helped me. Also my signal strength is excellent. What else can I do?


Answer:Trouble connecting to the internet through my router wirelessly!

Did you start with a firmware upgrade of the router? How about disabling all encryption to get it working?

Let's see this for the machine.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.


Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I have an 8 port "wired" router from Linksys that I have been using in conjunction to a wireless access point which had been plugged into one of the open ports on the wired router. Lately I have been having connection issues with the WAP so I decided it may be time to upgrade. Not thinking about it, I picked up a new Linksys E1000 wiress router (as opposed to a WAP) and, after a lengthy support call with Linksys, got that up and running.

So I have operability for both wired and wireless devices, however I have noticed a substantial slow down on my wired devices. I also just upped the plan with my ISP to increase my bandwidth which I see on the wired PCs but not on the wireless which seem less. Would a WAP be faster than a wireless router by nature?

Any ideas? Thanks in advance

Answer:Slow wireless after connecting Linkys wirless router to Linksys wired router

Have you made sure you have the latest firmware for the wireless router? If you updated the firmware be sure to reset it to factory default settings and reconfigure it.

What speeds do you get with a test such as with a connection to the wired router? With an ethernet connection to the wireless router? With a wireless connection?

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What is a good wireless N router to pair with FIOS.

Answer:Wireless router and FIOS

any is fine. The FiOS router has built in wireless, so you will disable that. If you have TV through FiOS, you will need to let the FiOS router maintain DHCP, so fo your 'new' router you'll need to diable that as well. Also setup your gateway to use the FiOS one.

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I am a novice when it comes to networking so please help me out...
I am connecting Netgear wireless router (wgr614 v5) to an already placed router on the network (Nortel Networks Router). I am having trouble with wireless router because the Nortel router is DHCP disabled. Please if someone could help me, I would greatly appreciate. Please, explain step by step how to configure the wireless router to work with Nortel router.

P.S. The Nortel router cannot be DHCP enabled...I have DSL coming to Nortel router. So, Nortel is the primary router. Nortel router can't be removed because it is required by my company that I use it to connect to their network over the internet.

Thanks for your help!

Answer:Connecting a Wireless router to DHCP Disabled wired router

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I recently got qwest DSL and I configured my Wireless to work and accept my wireless MAC Address, but when I plug it into the WAN slot in the Linksys router it doesn't work. I went to linksys site and did their configuration which is changing the router LAN IP to, then power cycling, but this doesn't help. I cannot access the internet still. Both the modem/router and the router are operating DHCP, but if I disable the modem/router, I cannot access the wireless function, and if I disable the DHCP on my Linksys router, I cannot obtain an IP from the modem router via the linksys router.

This is frustrating lol.

Any help appreciated. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Qwest DSL (Router/Modem/Wireless) not connecting to my Linksys Router (VPN)

I just got a Zonet Broadband Switch Router (product model ZSR0104C).
I have Qwest DSL.

I followed the instructions.
I can ping the router but nothing else.
Can't access internet.
Scoured Zonet site/forums.
No driver updates.
No errata on installation or any pertinent info.

Looked up Qwest specifications for Router set up... nothing helpful there.



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OK. Here's the deal. I am entirely frustrated and also over my head trying to solve this on my own as I have no idea what I'm doing.

I have a Mac Powerbook, OS X (3.9). I have always connected to the internet wirelessly through my Linksys router (Wireless B Access Point, Model Wap 11).

I have recently moved and now use Comcast for my internet. When they installed my internet, I had not yet unpacked my wireless router, so I was set up to be connected via the actual cable plugged in. Now that the router is all set up, I cannot for the life of me get my wireless to work. Currently, I can use the internet wirelessly in other homes/school no problem. In those cases, I don't do anything, I just turn on my computer and it connects automatically. But for some reason in my apartment I cannot make it work.

I *think* the problem lies somewhere in the IP address area? If I look at my Airport settings and go to the TCP/IP tab, there is no information contained on the screen. Meaning, in the area where it says IP Address, Subnet Mask and Router, there is NO data listed, just gray empty space. The same goes for the DNS Servers and Search Domains areas, but at least in that case there is a white box to input text.

I can choose the "Configure IPv4 Using DHCP Manually" and that will let me input numbers, but I have no idea if I should even be playing around with this.

Also, perplexing me even more, is the fact that I can choose my Linksys internet connection th... Read more

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OK. So i just got 50Mbps FIOS connection and now I am having trouble connecting to the wireless network. It stays on for about 5min to cuts out for a couple mins. and comes back on again. Though it still says I am connected and have a strong signal But shows my connection speed doping from 54Mbps to nothing, well it says 1Mbps, and I cannot ping the router, use the internet or connect to the server we have. I seem to be the only one having trouble staying connected.

I have D-Link WDA-2320 adapter. And the router is the verizon supplied MI424WR (quite a beast). I had no problems connecting to thew previous wireless network we had using a linksys router.

I have disabled the windows wireless zero configuration and are using the D-link wireless utility.

Any help would be great!

Edit: oh yea we are using a WEP Security key. WE also have no cordless phones.

Answer:Having Problems with fios router (wireless)

Try using a different broadcast channel on the router, the dropping of connection could be down to wireless interference

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I have a sagem 3304 wifi modem router provided by the telecoms company. it has a limited wifi range and in my experience of wifi it also has frequent dropouts/connection problems. we connect the desktop pc to it by ethernet and that's just fine.

we also were given (by a 3rd party) a belkin n1 wireless router (the model without modem) and would like to try it out to be the wifi router. The idea is to connect it by ethernet to the sagem and place it in a more central part of the property. I reckon about 15m of ethernet cable. we would disable the wifi on the sagem. had we been given the belkin model with internal modem, this would not be an issue and we would not need to use the sagem at all - that is not meant to sound ungrateful!!

can anyone see any pitfalls with this? or if it is do-able, any recommendations re:configs?

I have found another post loosely related to using 2 routers however it doesn't really address this specifically:

Answer:Connecting a wireless router to a modem router via ethernet?

Connecting two (or more) SOHO broadband routers together.

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router, channels, encryption, etc.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

This procedure bypasses the routing function (NAT layer) and configures the router as a switch (or wireless access point for wireless routers).

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My wife's sister has Comcast Cable. They installed a Modem/Router that the wireless part seems to have died. Can a wireless router be connected via ethernet cable to the cable modem/ router?

Answer:Connecting Wireless router to Cable Modem/Router

Yes, adding a wifi router to one of the ports will set it as a node on the dhcp server{modem} and if there is a conflict in ip address, usually will change it to a

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I was looking at getting a wireless router (either a D-Link 615 or a Netgear Rangemax WNR1000) and I'm not exactly sure how to set it up. I have a BEC Technologies 7402 TM (NOT GTM) adsl wired modem/router that my telephone company gave me when I switched to DSL. There are 4 LAN ports on the back of the modem/router, a line port that my telephone cable is connected to, and a console port that I don't use. 2 of the LAN ports are being used. One is connected to my cable box, the other has an ethernet cord that runs halfway around my house, through a wall and into a wall jack that my desktop computer is connected to. I only want to use the wireless router to connect to my Wii and one laptop, I would like to keep my desktop connection wired. I had previously tried to connect to xbox live by connecting my xbox to one of the LAN ports but I could never get it to work, so now I just switch the ethernet cords between my xbox and computer in the wall jack whenever I want to use one or the other. Will I be able to connect a wireless router to one of the LAN ports and receive a signal or will I have to connect the wireless router to the wall jack that my desktop is hooked to, and run the connection through the router? I've never setup a wireless network before so I'm a little new to this subject.

Answer:Connecting a wireless router to an adsl modem/router

Hi:here are links to sample dsl modem router to wireless router configurations..
And for dlink:
And the tried and true Johnwill,TSG tutorial on the same subject.
Your modem probably is a modem/router combo.Here are some possible fixes .

a. Bridge the modem/router unit so that it bypasses the router function and acts as a modem only. Or,

b. Change the address range used by one of the routers, say, to 192.168.3.x. Or,

c. Use the second router as an ethernet switch and wireless access point per the following recipe.

Connecting two soho routers in a network

Tutorial from Johnwill from the Networking Forum

Note: The "primary" router can be an actual router, a software gateway like Microsoft Internet Connection Sharing, or a server connection that has the capability to supply more than one IP address using DHCP server capability. No changes are made to the primary "router" configuration.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router(s) to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address, for another router, etc.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining chan... Read more

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I'm currently using an Actiontec MI424WR Router that was supplied by Verizon for my FiOS. I currently subscribe to FiOS - TV, Internet, and Telephone. I'm looking to upgrade my wireless network from a 'G' to 'N' network. I have some network experience and have never had any problems adding/replacing routers however, I believe my router needs to stay acting as one due to the digital cable boxes and telephone service ? Can anyone clear this up that has FiOS ?

I guess my question is how should I go about doing this and what router or access point would you suggest. I will have 2 wired computers one with a gigabit nic - I would love for the router to have it but not entirely necessary.

my price point is $100-150 - obviously less is better but if by spending more gives me more than I am not closed to ideas.

Some other questions that popped up while writing this are;

Will I see a speed decline if I use the actiontec to route and use an AP ? I ultimately would like the best possible experience/speed which method of setup is ideal?


Answer:Need suggestions on new wireless N router/AP for fios customer...

do you mind explaining why you want to upgrade from G to pre-N? it would help understand what to recommend

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We have a Netgear WGR614v7 router and everything was working fine till last Friday. Then my desktop was very slow to connect, (hard wired not wireless). My daughters laptop went through the same symptoms, (wireless). I thought it was the network so just carried on till late Saturday when I couldn't connect at all. Went through all the usual checks, turned off modem for 2 mins then back on, turned off router for 2 mins then back on, contacted ISP, (Virgin media), who ran through a few tests and said it appeared to be the modem had failed and would send an engineer out on Wednesday with a new one.Then last night had the idea to totally take the router out the loop and connect straight through the modem, everything was fine. Put the router back in and it was gone again. Would re-installing the router have any effect do you know or is it a lame duck? How would I re-install it as a friend installed it the last time. I have all the passwords, SSID codes etc but where on my PC would I find the folder to un-install it to begin with. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Netgear Router not connecting.

Are you with VIRGIN?.I had the same issues with my NETGEAR Router,after VIRGIN went off line with technical issues.The only way to configure my Router so I could use it,was to use my PC's MAC address in the Router setup process,instead of the Routers MAC address.Hope this helps????

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Ok guys here is my problem.
I just got this laptop with vista and its not allowing me to connect to my wireless router. It comes up with an issue saying the wireless authentication settings on this computer do not match the requirements of this network. I've talked to a couple people with no success. The wierd thing is that i can plug in the ethernet cable and it works fine, but it won't let me connect wirellesly.........

Answer:Connecting to netgear router

Have you tried with encryption disabled on the router?

What encryption are you using?

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I am not sure that I am in the right location here. I have a problem getting my router to connect my laptop to my internet. Can someone help me or tell me where I need to post this, please? Wrenie/SIZE]e

Answer:Need Help connecting my Netgear Router

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Hello, wondering if I could anyone could help me out.
My father used to have SBC DSL and used a 2WIRE-wireless router. He liked being able to have his computer connect to the internet downstairs and connect by access point with his laptop upstairs. Well he moved and now has DSL through anther phone company( He now connects through a ethernet router. Not sure how to use the wireless router as well as the ethernet router? Thank you for anyone who takes the time to help out!

Answer:Connecting a DSL ethernet router and wireless router

Can't he just use the wireless router and not the ethernet router?

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Hi all,

My Netopia Router from SBC just crapped out on me early last week. So I decided to buy a router from a local electronics store. I already had a SpeedStream Modem, but I have multiple PCs in the house, so I need to 'route' the connection to other PCs.

Anywho, I went to the store today and picked up a Linksys DSL/Cable Router (Wired) with 4 port switch (#BEFSR41). I hooked it up, followed the CD Wizard, and plugged in the 2 PCs on this level (I have 3 Levels in my house). The PCs on this level worked.

Now, I have a D-Link wireless router since there are wireless notebooks/PCs upstairs. Before I had the Linksys, I just plugged that router into my Netopia and it worked fine. Now when I plugged it into this new Linksys router, it doesn't work.

What am I doing wrong?

All PCs are running Win XP if that makes a difference.

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Connecting a Wireless Router to a Wired Router

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses through, I'd assign the secondary router as it's IP address.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it was the primary router.

Connect from the primary router's LAN port to one of the LAN ports on the secondary router. If there is no uplink port and neither of the routers have auto-sensing ports, use a cross-over cable. Leave the WAN port unconnected!

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Hey guys I'm a bit of a networking noob so I'm wondering if this setup I have will work in getting all my computers to share our home internet...

Basically my current setup in my basement this:

ethernet cable modem
Wired DLink Router---------->main desktop+2nd desktop
Pretty standard...But now we want a laptop and another desktop on our top floor because someone else moved in. LUCKILY before we finished the basement I had another ethernet cable going from the router to the Wii on the main floor. We don't play that anymore so I was wondering if it was possible to buy a wireless router for the main floor, connect it wired to the basement router, and than use it wirelessly so that it extends to the top floor? Meanwhile, the router in the basement still connects to the two computers? It'd look like this.

basement floor
Wired router---------->main desktop+2nd desktop
Main floor/ground floor
wireless router
second floor
wirelessly connect to----->laptop+ 3rd desktop (will have to install pci card)
so yeah, does it work that way?

Answer:Connecting a wireless router to a wired router?

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